Vegetarian Chocolate Cinnamon Torte Recipe - Tofu and Sucanat

Chocolate cinnamon torte

Vegetarian Chocolate Cinnamon Torte Recipe - Tofu and Sucanat
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 50 minutes | Servings: 8-10 | Vegetarian diet


Chocolate cinnamon torte
Chocolate cinnamon torte

Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this Chocolate Cinnamon Torte. This dessert is a perfect combination of chocolate and cinnamon, creating a unique and delicious treat that is sure to impress your guests.


The Chocolate Cinnamon Torte has its roots in traditional European baking, where the combination of chocolate and cinnamon is a classic flavor pairing. This recipe has been adapted and modernized to create a vegan and gluten-free version that is just as delicious as the original.


How to prepare

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. 2. Grease a 10- or 12-inch springform pan and lightly dust it with cocoa powder.
  3. 3. Using an electric mixer, blend tofu with sweetener on low speed until the mixture becomes paste-like.
  4. 4. Increase the speed and beat until the tofu is thoroughly blended and the mixture is shiny, with a consistency similar to thick syrup.
  5. 5. Don't worry about any undissolved granules of sweetener; they will dissolve later when the liquids are added.
  6. 6. Add oil, water, and vanilla to the tofu mixture, beating until thoroughly combined.
  7. 7. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, and cocoa powder.
  8. 8. Blend the sifted dry ingredients into the liquid mixture.
  9. 9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes.
  10. 10. Transfer the cake to a rack and let it cool completely.
  11. 11. For the glaze, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan.
  12. 12. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture becomes shiny and completely smooth.
  13. 13. Let the mixture come to a boil, then immediately remove it from the heat.
  14. 14. Allow the glaze to cool for 10 minutes.
  15. 15. Stir the glaze vigorously before using.
  16. 16. To assemble the cake, remove the sides from the pan.
  17. 17. If necessary, slice off the top of the cake to make the surface even, then invert the cake on a rack set over a pan to catch any excess glaze drips.
  18. 18. Remove the pan bottom from the cake.
  19. 19. Pour the glaze evenly over the top of the cake, allowing some to drip down the sides as well.
  20. 20. Use a knife or spatula to spread the glaze around the sides.
  21. 21. Transfer the cake to a serving platter.
  22. 22. Decorate by sprinkling additional ground cinnamon over the cake, using stencils to create shapes or a pattern if desired.
  23. 23. Variation: Instead of sprinkling plain cinnamon over the top, press a mixture of chopped toasted nuts and ground cinnamon onto the sides of the freshly glazed cake.


  • For a nutty twist, press a mixture of chopped toasted nuts and ground cinnamon onto the sides of the cake before glazing.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to blend the tofu and sweetener until the mixture is shiny and syrupy for a smooth texture.

- Sift the dry ingredients to ensure a light and fluffy cake.

- Allow the glaze to cool slightly before pouring it over the cake to prevent it from running off.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chocolate Cinnamon Torte with a dollop of vegan whipped cream or a scoop of dairy-free ice cream for a delicious and indulgent dessert.

Cooking Techniques

Blend tofu and sweetener until shiny and syrupy

- Sift dry ingredients for a light and fluffy cake

- Allow glaze to cool slightly before pouring over cake

Ingredient Substitutions

Use almond flour or gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version

- Substitute coconut oil for a different flavor profile

Make Ahead Tips

The Chocolate Cinnamon Torte can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Decorate the cake with stencils or patterns made with ground cinnamon for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this rich and decadent dessert with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of red wine for a perfect ending to a meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place a slice in the microwave for a few seconds or enjoy it cold.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 320 per serving


Carbohydrates: 35g per serving


Total Fat: 18g per serving


Protein: 5g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This recipe is a good source of iron and calcium.


Contains soy and nuts (if using as a variation)


This Chocolate Cinnamon Torte is a decadent dessert that is rich in carbohydrates and fats, making it a satisfying treat for any occasion.


Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this Chocolate Cinnamon Torte, a delicious dessert that is sure to impress. With a perfect balance of chocolate and cinnamon, this cake is a treat for any occasion.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl, that I stumbled upon the secret to creating the most delectable Chocolate Cinnamon Torte. It all started on a warm summer day, when I was visiting my Aunt Mildred in the countryside.

Aunt Mildred was known for her incredible baking skills, and I always looked forward to visiting her and helping her in the kitchen. On this particular day, as we sat down for afternoon tea, she brought out a slice of the most mouthwatering torte I had ever seen. The rich chocolate layers were perfectly complemented by a hint of warm cinnamon, and I knew I had to learn how to make it myself.

I begged Aunt Mildred to share her recipe with me, but she simply smiled and said, "You'll have to earn it, my dear." And so began my journey to uncover the secret behind her delicious Chocolate Cinnamon Torte.

Over the next few weeks, I spent countless hours in Aunt Mildred's kitchen, watching her every move as she prepared the torte. I learned how to temper chocolate, how to whip egg whites to stiff peaks, and how to fold in delicate spices without deflating the batter. With each lesson, I grew more confident in my own baking abilities, and I knew that I was getting closer to unlocking the mystery of the torte.

Finally, after weeks of practice and patience, Aunt Mildred deemed me ready to receive the coveted recipe. With a twinkle in her eye, she handed me a worn piece of paper covered in faded ink. It was her handwritten recipe for the Chocolate Cinnamon Torte, complete with detailed instructions and secret tips passed down through generations.

I treasured that piece of paper like a precious heirloom, and I vowed to uphold the tradition of creating flawless tortes for years to come. The recipe became my trusted companion, guiding me through countless family gatherings, holidays, and special occasions.

As I grew older and started a family of my own, I continued to hone my baking skills and share the magic of the Chocolate Cinnamon Torte with my loved ones. My children would gather around the kitchen table, eager to help me whip up a batch of the torte, just as I had done with Aunt Mildred all those years ago.

I passed down the recipe to my daughters, who in turn shared it with their children, creating a legacy of love and tradition that spanned generations. The Chocolate Cinnamon Torte became a staple at our family gatherings, a symbol of warmth, comfort, and cherished memories.

And now, as I sit here reflecting on the journey that led me to discover this incredible recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the lessons learned, the friendships forged, and the joy shared. The memory of finding this recipe for the first time will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the power of food to bring people together and create lasting connections.

As I take a bite of the Chocolate Cinnamon Torte that I have just baked, I am transported back to that warm summer day with Aunt Mildred, and I know that her spirit lives on in every delicious bite. The recipe may have originated from her hands, but it now resides in my heart, ready to be passed down to future generations who will continue the tradition of baking this beloved torte with love and care.

And so, dear reader, I encourage you to seek out the recipes that hold a special place in your heart, to learn their secrets and share them with those you hold dear. For in the act of cooking and baking, we create more than just food – we create memories that last a lifetime.


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